If you want to apply to CSU Long Beach, the application fee is $55. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
California State University, Long Beach does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
CSU Long Beach is amoderately difficult school to get into. CSU Long Beach evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, CSU Long Beach accepted 42% of all applicants., around 28,400 of the 67,402 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like CSU Long Beach, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. CSU Long Beach has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Not Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to CSU Long Beach must submit the following items. Double check with CSU Long Beach's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to CSU Long Beach have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. CSU Long Beach does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
CSU Long Beach does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 94% of CSU Long Beach's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other CSU Long Beach applicants, you should strive to earn between 1020 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At CSU Long Beach 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CSU Long Beach students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of CSU Long Beach students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
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To be most competitive at CSU Long Beach, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CSU Long Beach's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CSU Long Beach students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30.
Transfer students can enroll in CSU Long Beach during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Long Beach?
Students who are admitted to CSU Long Beach must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does CSU Long Beach accept transfer credits?
CSU Long Beach accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CSU Long Beach accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does CSU Long Beach accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
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Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Long Beach?
CSU Long Beach. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into CSU Long Beach? CSU Long Beach is a somewhat selective institution. The CSU Long Beach acceptance rate is 42%. This means that the institution accepts 42 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Long Beach is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At CSU Long Beach, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.68. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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